Pantone Butterfly Garland
100% Cotton, Crochet.
I’ve made lots of butterflies lately, including a custom order colourful butterfly garland for someone special. I had a lovely time playing around with colour combinations, and as I did, fell in love with the idea of creating these Pantone swatch inspired ones. Because who doesn’t love drooling over beautiful Pantone colours?
I have made them before here, but the pattern I used seems to have disappeared from the internet. Luckily I had a couple of screen shots on my phone from when I first made them. I thought I’d pop the pattern up here in case you want to make some too? They are pretty easy and would be suitable for beginners.
Crochet Butterfly Pattern
(This is not my pattern, I originally found it on Mariesmaking.com)
I am using US Crochet terminology.
- Round 1:
Start with a chain 4 and make a slip stitch join to form a circle OR do a magic loop. Chain 3, then make 2 double crochets. *Chain 1, make 3 double crochets*. Repeat from * to * until you have 8 lots of 3 double crochet clusters including your first one. Join with a slip stitch into the top of your first chain 3.
- Round 2:
Chain 3 and in the next chain 1 space do the following, * 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet*. Repeat from * to * in each of the chain 1 spaces until you reach the start of the round where you did your first chain 3. In this space you need to make 3 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet then slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. Fasten off yarn now if you want to change colours. You should have 16 lots of 3 double crochet clusters.
- Round 3:
Add your new colour into any chain 1 space, chain 3. Slip stitch in between the next two double crochet clusters. *Into the next chain 1 space, make 9 double crochets. Then slip stitch in between the next two double crochet clusters.* Repeat from * to * until you come to the first chain 3 you started the round with. Make 8 double crochets here, then slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. You should have 8 lots of 9 double crochet clusters.
- Fold your butterfly in half. Make a chain of about 24-29 stitches and tie this around the middle of your butterfly with a knot at the top. The endy bit become the butterfly feelers. Darn in all your ends and Voilà, you’ve made yourself a butterfly!
The original pattern said to stitch the butterfly together then stitch in a chain bit at the top for the feelers. But I found it impossible to get a neat consistent stitch line up the butterfly, which made the body look all lopsided. I found my little chain method much neater, but feel free to do the stitchy bit it you like.
So are you going to make one? Do pop back and tell me if you do won’t you?
Wishing you happy making, and pretty flutterby days full of all your favourite Pantone colours!
18 thoughts on “make a pantone butterfly garland”
This is so pretty! Bookmarked this page for when I’m in the mood to create something 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pattern.
oh that’s wonderful! thanks for stopping by 🙂
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I am self-taught at crochet – and I’ll probably never tire of saying that, unfortunately 😉 I haven’t been crocheting lately but here’s something that’s awakened the desire to. It’s just lovely, don’t you think?
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Thanks so much for this lovely pattern. They look gorgeous!
My pleasure Jeannette! So please you like them 🙂
Thanks Emily 🙂
You make such delectable things! I have never ever seen a single thing of yours that hasn’t made me long to be a crochet queen! Truly beautiful. That special someone is lucky indeed!
Awww thanks Rach you are such a sweetie! We must have similar taste huh, I reckon you’d make an ace crochet queen! 🙂 x
Whoa! Those look so beautiful! I love alternative garland/ banners (although the traditional banners are still cool too) but these are amazing.
Thanks so much!
Oh these are DIVINE! I am convening the school craft stall and these are the sweetest. I love them as a garland and wonder if they might also work as a pendant for a necklace for a little girl.
I think they would make a great necklace pendant Robyna! Even a little bobby pin could turn them into a cute hair pin too I think. Thanks for your sweet kind words 🙂
Just browsing and came accross your butterflies. They are very pretty and I have taken a copy of the pattern for future reference. Have made some butterflies before with a different pattern only one colour but pretty also, so you might like to look here. – http://handmadelife1.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/crocheted-3d-butterfly/
Thank you 🙂
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